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Performer: Dmitri Jurowski

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DresdenDie tote Stadt

Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Dmitri Jurowski; David Bösch; Dresden State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Falko Herold; Burkhard Fritz; Manuela Uhl

GhentGoodbye and a new beginning

Wagner, Tchaikovsky
Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen; Dmitri Jurowski; Thomas Johannes Mayer

AntwerpGoodbye and a new beginning

Wagner, Tchaikovsky
Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen; Dmitri Jurowski; Thomas Johannes Mayer
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Nostalgia and neurosis as Die tote Stadt returns to the Semperoper after nearly a century

Christoph Pohl (Frank/Fritz) and Manuela Uhl (Marietta) © David Baltzer
In a score that can be a Technicolor wallow, Jurowski’s sure sense of dramatic pulse and balance, encompassed the brash dance rhythms, religious grandeur, vivid tone painting and the extremes of dissonance.
*****
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Rewriting Rimsky: a dismal Sadko in Ghent

Zurab Zurabishvili (Sadko) © Annemie Augustijns
Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera is rarely performed outside Russia. Sadly, I doubt that Daniel Kramer’s staging for Opera Vlaanderen will win it many new friends.
**111
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A lacklustre Maid of Orleans in Geneva

Ksenia Dudnikova © Zemsky Green
The performance bids for musical purity, but ends up stripped of story and emotion as well. 
***11
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Andreas Schager triumphs in Bieito's Tannhäuser

Andreas Schager (Tannhäuser) and Ausrine Stundyte (Venus) © Annemie Augustijns
The lack of shock value in Calixto Bieito’s interpretation of Wagner's Tannhäuser premiering at the Vlaamse Opera in Ghent could almost be seen as a disappointment. All the more surprising then was the romantic intimacy created in this superlatively sung production.
****1
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Jagde comes out on top in Lyric's Tosca

American tenor Brian Jagde is the standout in this Tosca, with just those notes of honey and throatiness that seem to wrap up an orchestra’s sound and deliver the whole package to your front door, no signature needed.
***11
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